Police have announced that the search for missing X Factor star Levi Davis in the waters around Barcelona port will take up to 15 days.
Divers are desperate for any ‘track’ of the young Brit as his family faces a grueling seven months with no answers.
Levi, 24, was an aspiring singer and talented rugby player who seemed to have a bright future when he suddenly disappeared on October 29 last year.
He was last seen leaving a bar in Barcelona at 10pm that evening.
The only trace of him that was ever found was his passport, which turned up at the city’s port 20 days after his disappearance.
Police divers have been searching around the port of Barcelona for 15 days.
However, police told The Sun Online that the search will now last a month.
“The water team that we have continues to do this and will continue to do so another 10-15 days approximately“Said a spokesman for the Maritime Police Mossos d’Esquadra.
They said they want to “find some trace of him” to find out what happened.
“Aside from the investigation we’ve already conducted, speak up[ing] of people, tips we received, CCTV footage, etc. – everything leads to it,” they said.
Spanish police confirmed on May 18 that the theory that Levi accidentally drowned was their “main hypothesis”.
Divers then began searching for it in the busy port of Barcelona and in the Llobregat Delta, a nearby wetland near Barcelona-El Prat Airport.
The latter area has never been mentioned in connection with Levi’s disappearance.
A local investigating magistrate is said to have authorized the searches after receiving a Coast Guard report.
The Sun was on the scene at the end of May, which has so far provided little answer as to the rugby player’s fate.
The possibility that Levi drowned in or near the port surfaced several weeks before police began searching the area.
Levi’s mother Julie said police told her they believed her son was likely the man spotted by the four members of the MSC Bellissima cruise ship.
Around the same time he disappeared, the cruise ship docked in Barcelona and the man was seen in the sea, wearing the same light-colored top as Levi, calling for help in English.
A lifebuoy was thrown to him and the coast guard in Barcelona mobilized a helicopter and boat to rescue him.
Another vessel operated by the fire service was also dispatched to the scene of the accident along with police and Red Cross vehicles.
The search operation was said to have lasted a full day but was called off after it was determined that no one was missing from the cruise ship.
Levi’s disappearance had not been reported to police at the time, so the port incident was described as a “missed opportunity” to rescue him.
The X Factor star’s disappearance has long been a mystery – it’s unclear why he went to Barcelona in the first place after staying at a friend’s in Ibiza.
A close friend of Levi’s told The Sun Online last month that he texted her hours before he was last seen on a mysterious journey in a month.
Chantelle Small, 35, revealed he had asked her for £50 to “get to his destination” and was unable to reach anyone else in the early hours.
When she asked where he was and where he was going, Levi declined to answer, simply saying, “Don’t worry, I’ll sort it out.”
The messages are some of the last known contacts Levi had with his friends before he disappeared.